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  • On May 2, 2019
    Jody from HI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Does Disneyland now use wristbands like Disney World ?

    Hi there, Jody, and thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel! It's almost time to visit the Happiest Place on Earth!

    Unlike Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort doesn’t use MagicBands. However, one of the most helpful tools at the Disneyland Resort is the Disneyland App, which allows Guests to check wait times, find their favorite Characters, make dining reservations, and mobile order food and drinks ahead of time! The app is also required to use Disney MaxPass, which I highly recommend adding to your ticket. MaxPass allows you to make Disney FASTPASS Service selections directly from your phone, as soon as you enter either theme park. Otherwise, you’ll still be able to obtain FASTPASS reservations, but will have to walk up to each FASTPASS distribution point to obtain them. 

    MaxPass also includes unlimited downloads of your Disney PhotoPass digital photos for the day, which is a great way to preserve all the special memories you’ll be making. Disney PhotoPass Photographers do an amazing job of capturing the magic, and making sure everyone is included in your pictures!

    Have you made dining reservations yet? If not, I’d recommend making some online, or by calling (714) 781-DINE or (714) 781-3463. With the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge on May 31, 2019, larger crowds are expected, so it wouldn’t hurt to have a few reservations already set before your arrival. I recently dined with a friend at Wine Country Trattoria in Disney California Adventure Park, and it was delicious! 

    Here’s the Entertainment Schedule for your date of arrival, so you can start planning your Disney day! The Disneyland Forever fireworks spectacular will have just returned to Disneyland Park, so you’re in for a real treat! 

    See ya’ real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Kristin, California

Hello from sunny California! I currently live less than an hour from the Disneyland Resort, and have been an Annual Passholder for more than 20 years! As a mom of three kids under the age of 8, I consider myself an expert at navigating the Disneyland Resort with little ones. My family of five can’t get enough of the magic and happiness we encounter every time we step foot on Main Street, U.S.A. I look forward to sprinkling pixie dust on your next visit to the Happiest Place on Earth!

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